Whether there will be any legal snags in delaying the tower closure at Drake Field remains to be seen. But the city plans to shorten the hours of operation slightly. Currently the tower is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the week. The city plans to operate the tower from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the same hours the tower is currently open during the weekend. The general aviation airport is home to about 100 airplanes and saw more than 36,000 tower operations in 2012.